The Prince of Tides

The Prince of Tides (1991)You probably think that I am getting used to late night television watching. Well, I don’t. I still don’t like it as much as I used to. I just catch it turned on pretty often, and if there is a movie and I have nothing else to do – I can’t resist. Today it was “The Prince of Tides“.

Directed by: Barbra Streisand
Genres: Drama, Romance
Cast: Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte, Blythe Danner, Kate Nelligan, Jeroen Krabbé, Melinda Dillon, George Carlin, Jason Gould, Brad Sullivan, Maggie Collier, Lindsay Wray, Brandlyn Whitaker, Justen Woods, Bobby Fain, Trey Yearwood
IMDB raintg: 6.4
My rating: 3.0 ***

Continue reading “The Prince of Tides”

The 40 Year Old Virgin

The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)I don’t know about you, but when I first heard the title of the film “The 40 Year Old Virgin” I knew that I didn’t want to see it in about quarter of a second. It just shouts “cliche” in every word and then some more. I immediately knew that it would be a romantic comedy about a somewhat old loser that never got laid. And that his truth will come out and some guys will act upon it and will try to get him laid. And by the end of the movie he will fall in love and yada yada yada. The only minor question was if they would use a guy or a girl for the main character, and all those cliche shouts were suggesting that it would be a guy. That was later confirmed by the poster.

So why did I change my mind and went to see it? Well, just out of curiousity I checked the film’s rating at IMDB and was surprised to find a whole 7.5! I mean I know there are a lot of kids, losers, people who never got laid, and those three types combined into one, but I could never imagine that there were more than 10,000 of those using IMDB.

Directed by: Judd Apatow
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Cast: Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd, Romany Malco, Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Leslie Mann, Jane Lynch, Gerry Bednob, Shelley Malil, Kat Dennings, Jordy Masterson, Chelsea Smith, Jonah Hill, Erica Vittina Phillips
IMDB raintg: 7.5
My rating: 6.5 ******½

Continue reading “The 40 Year Old Virgin”

Now he gets all romantic

Maxim has been learning recently how to return all that love and tender that he gets from us. Specifically, he is learning how to hug and kiss. And although he is still too clumsy and wet about it, both Olga and I just love the sweetness of these moments.

When he gives a hug, he pushes his body against mine and grabs my neck with both of his hands as hard as he can. If can reach the hair, that’s good too. You might confuse this behaviour with an attack, but it’s not. While doing this he has the biggest and sweetest smile on his face.

Kissing is even more gross. He just started to get the concept. So far he got to the point of mouth touching face. Unfortunately, any action that involves his mouth, also involves it in a wide open state. And considering the fact that his teeth are popping up, he is heavily drooling pretty much any time of the day or night. So the kiss turns into a really wet business. He still has a problem with actually hitting my head with his mouth, so when he succeeds, he laughs out loud like he just won the World Rally Championship.

Anyway, with all the clumsiness, humidity, and pain, these moments are pure happiness. Hopefully, he will practice more often and perfect his procedures. Until that day, we’ll enjoy what we get…

Meet Joe Black

Meet Joe Black (1998)I’ve seen “Meet Joe Black” so long ago, that I decided to watch it again. I remember that I liked that film a lot and was wonderign if it was really that good.

Directed by: Martin Brest
Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Drama
Cast: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber, Marcia Gay Harden, Jeffrey Tambor, David S. Howard, Lois Kelly-Miller, Jahnni St. John, Richard Clarke, Marylouise Burke, Diane Kagan, June Squibb, Gene Canfield, Suzanne Hevner
IMDB raintg: 6.6
My rating: 9.0 *********

Continue reading “Meet Joe Black”

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)I am still looking for a source of good movies. In the meantime I watch whatever I can get. “Four Weddings and a Funeral” for today.

Directed by: Mike Newell
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Cast: Hugh Grant, James Fleet, Simon Callow, John Hannah, Kristin Scott Thomas, David Bower, Charlotte Coleman, Andie MacDowell, Timothy Walker, Sara Crowe, Ronald Herdman, Elspet Gray, Philip Voss, Rupert Vansittart, Nicola Walker
IMDB raintg: 7.1
My rating: 6.5 ******½

Continue reading “Four Weddings and a Funeral”

Is it love?

After all our doctors’ appointments, Olga, Maxim, and I went to Pizza Hut for lunch. And there she was – a waiter. Maxim and she looked like they fell in love from the first sight. She grabbed him from my weakend hands, hugged him, and kissed him. He smiled at her and was charmingly flirting with her. She carried him all around the Pizza Hut from our table to the kitchen and back. He laughed and talked to her. She gave him a present – one of those crazy Japanese toys collection. He didn’t want to leave.

They definetely had their romantic moment there. I wonder is it love or will it pass…

Man of the House

Man of the House (2005)Man of the House” is one of the new movies that got in my hands.

Directed by: Stephen Herek
Genres: Action, Comedy
Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Cedric the Entertainer, Christina Milian, Paula Garcés, Monica Keena, Vanessa Ferlito, Kelli Garner, Anne Archer, Brian Van Holt, Shea Whigham, Terry Parks, R. Lee Ermey, Paget Brewster, Shannon Marie Woodward, Liz Vassey
IMDB raintg: 5.3
My rating: 6.0 ******

Continue reading “Man of the House”

Along Came Polly

Along Came Polly (2004)I once said that I don’t intentionally want to see another movie with Ben Stiller, but it was a long time ago and Jennifer Aniston was in it, so I decided to watch “Along Came Polly“.

Directed by: John Hamburg
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Cast: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Debra Messing, Alec Baldwin, Hank Azaria, Bryan Brown, Jsu Garcia, Michele Lee, Bob Dishy, Missi Pyle, Judah Friedlander, Kevin Hart, Masi Oka, Kym Whitley
IMDB raintg: 5.8
My rating: 3.0 ***

Continue reading “Along Came Polly”

The Wedding Date

The Wedding Date (2005)Random movie choice – “The Wedding Date“.

Directed by: Clare Kilner
Genres: Comedy, Romance
Cast: Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney, Amy Adams, Jack Davenport, Sarah Parish, Jeremy Sheffield, Peter Egan, Holland Taylor, Jolyon James, C. Gerod Harris, Martin Barrett, Jay Simon, Danielle Lewis, Ivana Horvat, Linda Dobell
IMDB raintg: 5.1
My rating: 4.0 ****

Continue reading “The Wedding Date”

Mona Lisa Smile

Mona Lisa Smile (2003)I am not a big fan of Julia Roberts. In fact, I try to avoid her more often than I try to see her. That was one of the reasons I skipped “Mona Lisa Smile” when it was in the movies. Recenlty though I saw a trailer again and decided to get the film on DVD.

Directed by: Mike Newell
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Cast: Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dominic West, Juliet Stevenson, Marcia Gay Harden, John Slattery, Marian Seldes, Donna Mitchell, Terence Rigby, Jennie Eisenhower, Leslie Lyles, Laura Allen
IMDB raintg: 6.1
My rating: 5.0 *****

Continue reading “Mona Lisa Smile”